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Nov 27, 2012 1:40am PST
month after hurricane sandy, there's an astounding new price tag on the storm. new york governor andrew cuomo estimates repairs for the state and new york city will top $32 billion. another $9 billion may be needed to prevent damage from future storms. cuomo says sandy affected many more people and places than did hurricane katrina. >>> next door in new jersey, which suffered $30 billion in losses, governor chris christie, just announce thad he's running for re-election. christie's won praise and new found popularity with his handling of hurricane sandy. he says he is going to seek another term next year. so he can continue leading the state through the long recovery. and he, won back in 2009 by 86,000 votes. so far no democratic challenger has put their name in the hat, but we're hearing rumbles of potentially newark mayor cory booker. >>> another popular politician who has kind of gained some voice on the national stage. should be interesting. i wonder how two things will impact him in terms of his standing within the gop. number one, of course, the famous scene of christie and the pr
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
the devastation unleashed on his state by superstorm sandy and says the long recovery home has convinced him to run for re-election next year. storm victims have been asking about his plans. >> this weekend, mary pat and i, the kids, had an opportunity to just kind of have a few minutes to ourselves. and we talked about it. and we've decided we're going to seek re-election. and we're wanting to get that going today. so i instructed my campaign treasurer to file papers with the election law enforcement commission to seek re-election. and so -- >> there you have it. christie has been extremely hands on in dealing with the storm damage. that has helped fuel a huge spike in his approval ratings which now hover around 80%. >>> in dewitt county, illinois, reluctantly agreed to a coin flip 14 days after their election ended in a tie. incumbent ferguson called tails. decisive coin flip was more like gambling than democracy, he says. >>> crane on fire starts to collapse with hundreds of people standing below in australia. now we're learning about a connection between that crane and another crane that
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Nov 27, 2012 8:00am PST
weighs in. >>> plus, the cost of devastation, how the price of superstorm sandy stacks up against hurricane katrina. ♪ constipated? yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. jon: a new proposal from house republicans that would make it easier for green card holders to bring family members to the united states, this after analysts say the issue of immigration played a major role in november's election results. doug mckelway live on capitol hill with that. >> reporter: hey, jon. republicans and supporters of this bill say republicans have to become aware of the demographic shifts which so demonstrated themselves in the november 6th election results, and they have to do it in a way in which they are not presenting themselves as substitute democrats
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
sandy. now we have learned the details as folks in some town get a look at the destruction after the super storm hit. according to new york governor andrew cuomo, sandy cost the state more than $40 billion. billions more than the previous estimates. and in new jersey, fema reports it's already paid out more than a quarter of a billion dollars to residents. many of those folks are in some of the hardest hit towns like point pleasant where four feet of sand covered the streets like a snow drift. as workers remove that sand, folks are finally getting a look at all the destruction beneath it rick leventhal with the news life in point pleasant tonight. how different is it a month later? >> not much, shepard. much of the ocean front is still a wreck. including the southern half of the board walk and most of the buildings here like the white sands hotel behind us. a storm surge racked the ocean front bar and restaurant bringing waves and sand dunes into that space. also swamping the ground floor rooms with with a couple of feet of water. almost everything along the coast hire was hit ha
Nov 27, 2012 7:00am EST
with over 35 years of experience. a storm like superstar on sandy is a storm we have never seen before -- a storm like super storm sandy. it is due to industrial pollution from burning fossil fuels such as petroleum. some might question is this. how much responsibility does the petroleum industry willing to take for superstar sandy and other climate disasters that are looming on the horizon? how do you justify using billions of years of energy accumulation through your own individual wealth? thank you very much. guest: thank you for the question. the oil and natural gas industry are leaders in alternative forms of energy. we take our responsibility very seriously. we have invested more than the federal government in these different forms of energy over the past 10 years. to nobodycond seat for energy future. we understand our role and are looking always for new energy forms. we have a vast diversity of energy that we produce. climate has been a discussion in the united states for the past decade or so. carbon emissions right now are at 1992 levels. the economy has slowed down and we ne
Nov 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
, consume could be in for a rude awakening. third quarter gdp on thursday. a little bit of sandy and a little bit of fiscal cliff in this 1.2 to 2.2, those are the forecasts i have seen so far. >> do you think perhaps the consumer is not reflecting the fiscal cliff issues because the last time, we keep going up to the edge of the cliff and then things get -- things get resolved? >> it's a good question. it strikes n s me that looking at the debt ceiling debate i think consequences were equally stark but more easily understood, people anticipated that and more bad stuff in the economy. the consumer confidence numbers showed that job prospects looked good, home buying intentions look good, a buoyancy to the consume they're wasn't there. >> wasn't there. >> face the debt ceiling. yeah. >> thank you, steve. >> sure. >> as always. if you want more on this special coverage that we have, the crisis is in a special section of our website,, check it out. it has some terrific information, ty. >>> breaking news now from the bond market. two-year notes up for auction. you
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
campaign. he says there is more than a year's work to do in the aftermath of superstorm sandy and the people of new jersey need to know he's committed to sticking with it. 95% of new jersey voters think that christie did either an excellent or good job responding to the storm and get this, his approval rating is now at 72% that is the highest ever recorded for a new jersey governor. so far no one has come forward to challenge kristie for the governor ship, but the democratic most often mentioned to fill that spot is new york mayor corey booker. he said his plans are on hold for the moment in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> according to politico, he said we work to shore up medicaid and social security but now is not the time to throw those into the fiscal cliff negotiation. mitt said he is not going to accept things like privatizing medicare. we're back after the break. ♪ the future of one great nation. but only barely, because the sun was like, way in my grill. george mcclellan, the general, hands me his pair of foster grant sunglasses, and i could see! my wife, mary
Nov 27, 2012 7:00am PST
the one that collapsed here in new york, during hurricane sandy. >>> and finally, we have been told not to cry over spilt milk. wasn't the case here, though. farmers upset that milk prices have gotten so low, they got the world's attention by spraying down riot police outside the european parliament in brussels belgium. the officers' tear gas no match for the fresh milk. and more milk protesting is expected today. let's hope they can work that out before it's too late. >> a messy scene. all right, josh. thanks so much. >>> now, to the government shutdown of the biggest organic peanut butter plant in the company. it's the same company that made peanut butter that sickened people in 20 states this year. and it was all set to reopen today, until this drastic federal order. abc's jim avila has the latest. jim? >> reporter: good morning, amy. this is a new, much more aggressive side of the fda we're seeing. making history, using new powers to shut down a business the government thinks is dangerous, without going to court. fda inspectors describe a horror show of a peanut butter plant in
Nov 27, 2012 7:00am PST
york says sandy may have a greater financial impact than hurricane katrina because it hit a more densely populated area and caused more damage. governor andrew cuomo is asking the federal government for $42 billion in aid. that includes $33 billion in preaches and $9 billion to prepare for the next big storm. last month's storm flooded the subway systems, damaged tens of thousands of homes and knocked out power for many. >>> later today, we'll learn that the man who killed officer capoot will stand trial. if found guilty, he could face life in prison or the death penalty. >>> police say a 17-year-old and another teenager fired several shots as a family was leaving a baby shower. the 3-month-old baby was killed. the shooter thought the parents were someone else. a jury will likely be selected by the end of the year with opening statements starting in early january. >>> a reward is being offered in san francisco to help an ailing man find his stolen dog. 56-year-old robert ronkle also has cancer. well, his dog, lola, is trained to recognize distress and comfort him. somebody stole
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